Tag Archives: East Asia

New Travel Books: “Hong Kong – Trope City Edition”

Trope Hong Kong January 2020This carefully curated and bound collection offers a unique modern perspective of Hong Kong. Each chapter in Trope Hong Kong is accompanied by a map of the area along with the locations where the photographs were taken. In many cases, there are several photographs of the same location, shot at different times of the day, in different seasons, with different tones. 

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Trope Hong Kong, the third volume in the Trope City Editions series, celebrates the juxtaposition of colorful chaos and architectural order of this iconic, constantly changing city. The collection highlights the work of 17 emerging photographers from Hong Kong and beyond, who through their passion for the craft, creative development, and social media smarts have amassed a collective Instagram following of 1.3 million.

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New Travel Videos: “Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia 2019” By Indo-Pacific Films

This is a showreel showcasing some of our work from 2019. Most of this showreel has been taken in the Nusa Tenggara Region in Indonesia at the islands of Alor, Komodo, Flores and Bali.

2019 has been an incredible journey that took us close to some of the most beautiful and fascinating cultures as well as spectacular sceneries and great encounters with the most captivating marine life.

The locations and the people featured:

0-11 sec. Kelimutu Volcano Sunrise – Flores Island.
11-41 sec. The Traditional Waving ( Ikat ) from the tribes – Maumere mountains – Flores.
41 sec. to 1:05 sec. Samambaia Liveaboard and dolphins in Komodo and Alor.
1:05 sec. to 1:32 sec. Talent Freediver Leona Chen from China in Nusa Penida island, Bali.
1:32 sec. to 1:47 sec. Manta Ray from Manta Point dive site in Nusa Penida, Bali.
1:47 sec. to 2:16 sec. Talent Freediver Leona Chen at the Liberty Shipwreck Dive site in Tulamben, Bali.
2:16 sec. to 2:41sec. Fishermen from Alor Island
2:41 sec. till End Manta, Speed boat, Reef and Samata Luxury Liveaboard filmed in Komodo Island.

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Top New Travel Videos: “Embrace Japan In The Fall”

We spent 10 days exploring Japan in November 2019. The beauty of the country far exceeded our expectations, and it’s easy to see why!

For more about our travels check out my blog: embracesomeplace.com

For more about our trip to Japan, including helpful guides and location information: embracesomeplace.com/category/asia

Music: For What It’s Worth | Kygo

Travel Videos: “Azerbaijan – The Land Of Fire”

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Pete Rojwongsuriya

Azerbaijan or as it is known as the Land of Fire was kind of an unknown to me as a travel destination and so I decided to travel there and spend a month exploring the country from the hyper-modern capital city of Baku to the peculiar exclave republic of Nakhchivan. The journey begins at a site where they discovered several prehistoric rock carvings not too far from Baku.

Azerbaijan The Land of Fire Travel Video by Pete R December 2019

 

The history of Azerbaijan stretched back to prehistoric times which is evidenced by the rock carvings in Gobustan and that’s where our journey begins in the video. From the empty vastness of the land to humans existing throughout prehistoric times, to the discovery of fire that sprawled up all kinds of civilization, and then there was oil and that where the intro ends and our journey in modern-day Azerbaijan begins.

The video will take you through some of the most incredible sights in the hyper-modern city of Baku before making our way out into the mountains in the Azerbaijani Caucasus.

Music: Journey by Itai Armon

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Top New Travel Videos: “Through Our Lens – Mongolia” Directed By Kay Van Huisseling

Director, CreGator, Editor: Kay Van Huisseling 

Through Our Lens Mongolia by Kay Van Huisseling 2019

Hero Traveler’s favorite places to visit and things to do in Mongolia include:

UlaanBatar, Gobi Desert,  Ugly City Eagle Hunters

“Through Our Lens'” celebrates the beauty of a destination through the point of view of one of our spirited creators. Come along with filmmaker and Hero Traveler Contributor Kay Van Huisseling as he takes us on a breathtaking cinematic journey through Mongolia.

Through Our Lens Mongolia by Kay Van Huisseling 2019

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Poetic Travel Films: “Where The Sun Is Born – Japan” Featuring Charles Baudelaire By L’oeil d’Eos

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: L’oeil d’Eos

Against tide and on the sidelines of the crowd, it’s a confidential Japan that we present to you in this video. Condensed from our two recent trips to the Land of the Rising Sun, this film is an ode to the connection to nature and urban harmony that characterize Japan so well.

Where The Sun Is Born - Japan Cinematic Poem Short Film by L'oeil d'Eos 2019

The words of Charles Baudelaire respond to the images, or rather is it the opposite ?

There are atmospheres that you imagine more than others, and if someone had asked us the question earlier, it’s exactly with these images, these moments that we would have described Japan.

Where the sun is born, where effervescence becomes a sense of appeasement, where meditation and lifestyle become one.

Where The Sun Is Born - Japan Cinematic Poem Short Film by L'oeil d'Eos 2019

“GET DRUNK” by Charles Baudelaire

ONE SHOULD always be drunk. That’s the great thing; the only question.
Not to feel the horrible burden of Time weighing on your shoulders and bowing you to the earth, you should be drunk without respite.

Drunk with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you please. But get drunk.

And if sometimes you should happen to awake, on the stairs of a palace, on the green grass of a ditch, in the dreary solitude of your own room, and find that your drunkenness is ebbing or has vanished, ask the wind and the wave, ask star, bird, or clock, ask everything that flies, everything that moans, everything that flows, everything that sings, everything that speaks, ask them the time; and the wind, the wave, the star, the bird and the clock will all reply: “It is Time to get drunk! If you are not to be the martyred slaves of Time, be perpetually drunk! With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you please.”

Where The Sun Is Born - Japan Cinematic Poem Short Film by L'oeil d'Eos 2019

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